Tiny Desk Live performance : NPR

Mannie Contemporary bum rushed the group and mugged for the digicam. Soul Glo‘s Pierce Jordan stunted on workplace furnishings. Moses Sumney performed our window-side piano. Some moments have been staged and others spontaneous, however generally an artist simply must “break the body” of Tiny Desk. Living proof: Our puny cabinets and cluttered junk couldn’t comprise Otoboke Beaver‘s Yoyoyoshie, who actually lept out from behind the Desk, ran to the huge shot and shred a loud guitar solo most triumphantly.

Kyoto, Japan’s Otoboke Beaver got here into the NPR Music workplace with string lights coloration coordinated to the members’ floral print attire, an edamame hair clip for our wall and an enormous, inflatable beaver. In two-minute bursts of quick, livid and outrageously enjoyable punk rock, the band’s music is a gleeful train in absurdist evisceration — of Japanese societal norms, gender roles, annoying trolls and dangerous boyfriends. Each music smirks because it explodes. On the Tiny Desk, Otoboke Beaver speeds and screams by means of its catalog — Itekoma Hits, Tremendous Champon and its singles compilation Okoshiyasu!! — with acrobatic pace and depth. An unhinged delight.


  • “Yakitori”
  • “Do not Gentle My Fireplace”
  • “S’il Vous Plait”
  • “Pardon?”
  • “Bakuro E-book”
  • “I Am Not Maternal”
  • “I Checked Your Cellphone”
  • “Akimahenka”


  • Accorinrin: vocals
  • Yoyoyoshie: guitar, vocals
  • Hirochan: bass, vocals
  • Kahokiss: drums, vocals


  • Producer: Lars Gotrich
  • Director/Editor: Joshua Bryant
  • Audio Technical Director: Josephine Nyounai
  • Host/Collection Producer: Bobby Carter
  • Videographers: Joshua Bryant, Kara Body, Mitra I. Arthur
  • Audio Engineer: Kwesi Lee
  • Manufacturing Assistant: Ashley Pointer
  • Photographer: Michael Zamora
  • Tiny Desk Group: Maia Stern, Hazel Cills
  • Government Producer: Suraya Mohamed
  • Collection Creators: Bob Boilen, Stephen Thompson
  • VP, Visuals and Music: Keith Jenkins

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